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I've been trying to adjust my idle for a few months. It idles at about 1200 to 1400 rpm. Every time I try to drop the idle down by turning the idle screw anticlockwise, it rises back up. Today when adjusting it, I noticed that the screw would tighten itself when I gave it throttle. It has a 3D printed bell mouth, so that may have something to do with it.

Any fix for this? Replace it or find a stronger spring?
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Stronger spring.
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Maybe stretch out the existing spring to give it more tension.
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nomadinsiam wrote:
Maybe stretch out the existing spring to give it more tension.
Will give it a try. Thanks.
Went out to the home center today and bought spring roughly the same size, cut it down and added it to the existing spring. A little too short, but it seems to work.
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SoCalGuy wrote:
Stronger spring.
Tried to find something locally, but no luck. Do they even make a stronger spring?
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A new spring will probably solve the issue.

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Carb-Parts/26018

Or try McMaster-Carr. Search for "compression spring".
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SoCalGuy wrote:
A new spring will probably solve the issue.

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Carb-Parts/26018

Or try McMaster-Carr. Search for "compression spring".
I'm in Japan I'll try and find something here, otherwise I'll have to wait till my next big order from vespa motorsport or SIP.

Car and motorcycle shops here are pretty useless.
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stretching solves it
no new or stronger one needed
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